Motorcyclist “Rear-Ended” By SUV Near Woodstock, Illinois

There was a motorcycle collision near Woodstock on Sunday (July 31, 2016) after which the driver of a SUV was charged with DUI.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened on Route 47 near Hercules Road at 12:26 p.m.   At that time, a SUV crashed into the back of (“rear-ended”) a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle as traffic slowed.

The motorcycle then crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe that was ahead of it.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 51-year-old man from Hoffman Estates, was flown to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  At the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Robert Harney, 72, of Woodstock.  An excerpt from the July 31, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver charged after crashing into motorcyclist near Woodstock“:

Harney was treated for minor injuries and taken into the custody of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, the office said. He was charged with a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury and was being held at the McHenry County Corrections Facility.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the July 31 Northwest Herald article titled “Driver faces DUI charges in Route 47 crash in Woodstock, sheriff’s office says” and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release of August 1 titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Multiple Vehicle Traffic Crash.”


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